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When I first saw the Wing Freedom X, I wondered if it was going to be a cheaper take on the Dutch VanMoof S3. I was walking to meet a friend and happened to pass by Wing’s showroom, and I did a backward-walking double-take to peer in the window. Both electric bikes look very similar, …

What’s just as nice is that the back of the Pixel never feels grimy or littered with fingerprints, because it’s 100 percent recycled aluminum instead of goop-grabbing glass. That’s also one less part you need to worry about shattering (if you’re still concerned, I like this eco-friendly case). The aluminum has a soft-touch coating that …

Michael Calore: Yes, Lauren. LG: Mike, are you going to upgrade your iPhone? MC: Well, I don’t have an iPhone, so no. LG: But it has 5G! MC: Yeah. Who cares? LG: Let’s see if we can answer that on this week’s show. [Gadget Lab intro theme music] LG: Hi, everyone. Welcome to Gadget Lab. …

It’s a sad truth that escapist pursuits are not truly separate from real life, and some even have a nasty tendency to exacerbate real-life problems. And while gaming offers a reprieve from thinking about dooms both personal and global, it threatens to bring at least one of them—climate disaster—closer to reality. What with plastic casing, …

Amazon’s Fire tablets and Echo speakers aren’t terribly expensive—they’re built to be affordable. Still, Prime Day gives you a chance to buy them for even less. If you need a tablet or want to add Alexa to your house, now is the time to do it. Kindles are another matter. The ebook reader doesn’t go …

Amazon’s Prime Day shopping event is happening now, but retail rival Walmart didn’t want to feel left out and created its own “The Big Save” sale that started October 11 and runs through Thursday. We’ve poured over hundreds of product pages to find you the best deals from Walmart so far. You don’t have to …

Buying a new laptop is a big decision. It’s a sizable chunk of change, but right now there are some good deals to be found during Amazon’s Prime Day sale. Still, there are a ton of different models, chip configurations, screen sizes, and other specs to choose from. To help you decide, we hunted through …

When Prime Day was first announced in 2015, it was swiftly and brutally roasted. No one thought Amazon could get away with making up a holiday. By year two, we at WIRED had changed our tune, and five years later, Prime Day is so big that Amazon makes more money from it than Black Friday …

I love my rice cooker. It cooks quickly and expertly and holds my rice, warm and ready to eat, for days. At home, we almost always have a pot ready on the counter ready to serve with dinner or to fortify a lunchtime salad. The rice is excellent, and the cooking process rivals toast-making in …

Touch, like getting a hug, releases oxytocin in your brain. This hormone contributes to our overall well-being and ability to handle stress. It’s one of the reasons why we swaddle newborns. But we don’t always have someone to squeeze us, especially nowadays, and that’s where weighted blankets come in. Weighted blankets use deep pressure to …